Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership, 4th Edition
Coaching is a way of managing, a way of treating people, a way of thinking, a way of being. Coaching has matured into an invaluable profession fit for our times and this fourth edition of the most widely read coaching book takes it to the next frontier. John WhitmoreGood coaching is a skill that requires a depth of understanding and plenty of practice if it is to deliver its astonishing potential. This extensively revised and expanded new edition of Coaching for Performance clearly explains the principles of coaching and illustrates them with examples of high performance from business and sport. It continues to follow the GROW sequence (Goals, Reality, Options, Will) and clarifies the process and practice of coaching by describing what coaching really is, what it can be used for, when and how much it can be used, and who can use it well.Overall, the newly written sections on leadership for high performance and transformation through transpersonal coaching really stand out. They are up-to-date and relevant. These pages make a significant challenge to the readers mindset People ManagementA must read for any coach aspiring to do advanced work with their clients. Bringing together the simplicity of the coaching process and the larger scope of the coaching profession in a readable and provocative way. Laura Whitworth, co-founder of The Coaches Training Institute and author of Co-Active CoachingContentsPART I: THE PRINCIPLES OF COACHINGWhat Is Coaching?The Manager as Coach The Nature of Change The Nature of Coaching Effective Questions The Sequence of Questioning Goal Setting What Is Reality? What Options Do You Have? What Will You Do? PART II: THE PRACTICE OF COACHINGWhat Is Performance? Learning and Enjoyment Motivation and Self-Belief Coaching for Meaning and Purpose Feedback and Assessment The Development of a Team Coaching Teams Overcoming Barriers to Coaching The Multiple Benefits of Coa
The "Grandfather" of Coaching Books - and Still One of the Best!
By Keith E. Webb "Creator of The Coach Model?" - June 2, 2009
This book, now in its FOURTH edition, is the grandfather of coaching books and approaches. Much of what has come to be known as professional business coaching came from Timothy Gallway and Whitmore's sports training techniques. As such, the book provides a simple foundation for coaching based on the context of awareness and responsibility through asking questions and listening. He presents the G R O W model of coaching - Goal, Reality, Option, Will - as a format for coaching sessions.
The book begins with a few foundational beliefs of coaches. Unlike old models of management that work from the "carrot and stick" approach, a coach believes in the potential of the client. Whitmore believes that people are only able to change only that which they are aware. Responsibility must stay with the client if they are to perform. Questions raise awareness and yet maintain the client's responsibility. If the coach tells the coachee something, awareness may increase slightly, but... read more
Good on Coaching... Not So Good on Leadership
By A Reader from the UK - July 20, 2012
I bought the third edition (which concentrated entirely on coaching) about eight years ago and thought it was excellent.
However, for me, this new fourth edition, which is subtitled "The principles and practice of coaching and leadership", over-promises and fails to deliver on the "leadership" bit. In my view, there are much better books on the principles and practice of leadership.
John Whitmore has added three new chapters on the subject of leadership. The first is largely a re-presentation of an old chapter ("Coaching the Corporation") under a new chapter heading ("The Challenge to Leaders") so it is essentially old wine in a new bottle. The second stresses the need for leaders to get beyond their old conditioning and free themselves from fear (which I am all for) but it does not say much about its practice other than, "It can be achieved by coaching." The third lists the author's views on the ideal leader's qualities: (1) values-driven (2) vision (3)... read more
Coaching for Growth
By J. C. Friedel - February 1, 2011
This book was purchased for an online course, I had no idea what to expect for this book. I have enjoyed reading every chapter, the author uses a ton of practical examples and really has extensive knowledge on the subject of coaching. This truly is a book made to help stretch and grow your performance, not just in your career, but in any application. The GROW model is a great tool for life expansion and greater individual success for any experience level, especially suited for those who are new to the concept of coaching.
Here are the proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning, PPSWR 2006. The book presents 14 revised full papers together with 1 invited talk and ...